"Fuck dis! (My video) cost a million dollars, ... I was jumping across canyons and shit! If I don't win, the awards show loses credibility."
Well now that "jumping across canyons and shit" is going to cost him from the guy that did it for real.
Daredevil Robert Craig "Evel" Knieval is suing Kanye for infringing on his trademark name and likeness in the video "touch the sky:"
"The guy just disgraced me," Knievel, now 68, retired and living in Clearwater, Florida, told the St. Petersburg Times. "I have done the best I can to set an example for children, and then this guy comes along and tries to rip it apart." "That video that Kanye West put out is the most worthless piece of crap I've ever seen in my life, and he uses my image to catapult himself on the public," Knievel said Tuesday.
And Evel Knieval is no bend-over-and-take-it kind of guy as his entry article from wikipedia states:
In 1977 the book Evel Knievel on Tour was released. Authored by Knievel's promoter for the Snake River Canyon jump, Sheldon Saltman, the book painted a less than perfect picture of Knievel's character and alleged that he abused his wife and kids and that he used drugs. Knievel, with both arms still in casts, flew to California to confront Saltman, a VP at Twentieth Century Fox. Outside the studio commissary, one of Knievel's friends grabbed Shelly and held him, while Knievel attacked him with an aluminum baseball bat, declaring, "I'm going to kill you!" According to a witness to the attack, Knievel struck repeated blows at Saltman's head, with Saltman blocking the blows with his left arm. Saltman's arm and wrist were shattered in several places before he fell to the ground unconscious. It took numerous surgeries and permanent metal plates in his arm to eventually give Saltman back the use of his arm. He had been a left-handed competitive tennis player before the attack.
Personally, I would love to see Kanye get his ass handed to him by a 68 year old guy.
So far, the wanna-be tough guy Kanye has no comment.